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Sylvain Cisterna Among Big Battle of Malta Winners


The online edition of the Battle of Malta is in full swing at Natural 8 and on the GG Network and there have been some big winners. Sylvain “LaBeSSeRoyA” Cisterna is one of those with a padded bankroll courtesy of triumphing in the Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$ event.

Cisterna was one of 9,542 players who bought into the Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$ event. That number of entrants meant the €1 million guarantee was missed by €45,800, which meant more value for those finishing in the money places.

With bounties included, nobody at the nine-handed final table walked away with less than €6,747, and all but two of the finalists saw their bankrolls swell by five-figures, impressive considering the tournament only costs €105 to enter.

“Bees44” fell in ninth for a combined prize worth €6,747 with “blachu32” of Argentina walking away with €8,014 when their progress halted in eighth place.

The first of the five-figure scores, namely €11,096, went to “Fulli” before “CN Darwin2” (€12,389) and “SickGG!” (€19,725) fell by the wayside and left only four players in the running for the title of champion.

Those four became three when Brener “Runnerb 2” Vicente dusted off his stack; he collected €25,896 for his deep run. Vicente’s fellow Brazilian, Rafael “horyshet” Do Prado crashed and burned in third for €34,398, which set up a one-on-one clash between Cisterna and “Soraya Estrada”.

The fight went the way of Cisterna, and he got his hands on €72,793, leaving the runner-up to head into the night with €56,631 reasons to be happy with their performance.

Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$ Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesTotal Prize
1Sylvain “LaBeSSeRoyA” CisternaMorocco€30,715€72,793
2Soraya EstradaAndorra€14,553€56,631
3Rafael “horyshet” Do PradoBrazil€4,115€34,398
4Brener “Runnerb 2” VicenteBrazil€4,102€25,896
6CN Darwin2China€1,100€12,389

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BongNBacon Smokes The Three Cities Challenge Opposition

Canada’s “BongNBacon” can call themselves a Battle of Malta champion after they outlasted 893 opponents in the €330 buy-in Three Cities Challenge. The victory came with a €38,162 addition to the champion’s lifetime winnings, a princely sum they secured after defeating Ricardo “rickzera” Da Rocha heads-up; the second-place finisher banked $29,578.

Other five-figure scores from this event went to Domenico “y3sWeek3nD” Lando (€22,926), “injustice” (€17,769), Sergio “TonyGPT” Veloso (€13,773), and Menachem “didi2” Araval (€10,675).

Three Cities Challenge Final Table Results

2Ricardo “rickzera” Da RochaBrazil€29,578
3Domenico “y3sWeek3nD” LandoMalta€22,926
5Sergio “TonyGPT” VelosoCroatia€13,773
6Menachem “didi2” AravaIsrael€10,675
9Angelos “Aggelars17” MichaelCyprus€4,971

More Huge Payouts Are Coming Your Way at Natural8

You may have missed out on the Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$ but there is another €1 million guaranteed event running right now. Event #10 is the MILLION$ European Cup, a €50 buy-in freezeout with a seven-figure guaranteed prize pool.

More than 50 Day 1s, at the time of writing, remain. Make it through to the end of the 15th ten-minute level to progress to the final day, which kicks off at exactly 8:30 p.m. BST on July 18.

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